Economist

“Sophisticated” Economist revives facile cartoon smearing Israel


The following cartoon was posted yesterday on the Facebook page of The Economist:

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The cartoon was originally published by The Economist in July 2014, during the war between Hamas and Israel. 

As a friend on Facebook suggested, the cartoon’s goal is not to educate, or to provide a unique insight into the war, but rather to reinforce lazy stereotypes of Israel as a cruel, malicious Goliath inflicting gratuitous violence on innocent victims.

It’s especially troubling that a London-based publication which fancies itself a centrist magazine providing “authoritative insight and opinion” would endorse such a facile and extraordinarily misleading graphic commentary. 

(See here for another example of an egregiously biased cartoon about Israel by the same cartoonist.)

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  1. UNRWA, misinformation, and EU threats have only prolonged the Palestinian agony and fostered new savageries.. Elementary child psychology would have saved countless lives. The lives of ,three generations of Palestinian Arabs have been curdled and wasted by the misplaced rage directed at the Jews when the real malefactor is the Arab League, And where is the sorrow for the 1948 expulsion of the nearly million North African Jews?
    All this anti – Israel, anti-Jewish academia suggests to me that we should be more honest and reinstate the old Jewish student quota system. Israel has 37 colleges teaching many programs in English. Learn Arabic. .

  2. So the Economist will go back 2 years to explain why the Palestinians are still stateless (because they keep losing their started wars, see) but refuses to acknowledge the peace treaties made by Israel in 2000 and 2008? I count 15 years or 7 years of lost potential stateship for the Palestinian government. If we want to go back further, to the first failed war to remove the Jewish presence from the Middle East, that (strictly Arab) Palestinian state would be 68 years old by now.

    But, boy, that Economist sure is smart! They could even decipher all the Israeli asskissing done by the Magnificent Mr. Kerry in lieu of his more than obvious general hostility towards Israeli self-defense.

    An idiotic British Media doesn’t stop the decline of Western civilization.

    • “An idiotic British Media doesn’t stop the decline of Western civilization.”

      It reinforces and accelerates the decline.

    • “the cartoon’s goal is not to educate, or to provide a unique insight into the war, but rather to reinforce lazy stereotypes of Israel as a cruel, malicious Goliath inflicting gratuitous violence on innocent victims.”

      Stereotype or based on a true story?